This study will: (1) evaluate the effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) on clinical/behavioral outcomes in American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) with newly diagnosed Type II diabetes, (2) create a uniform methodology for collecting nutrition-oriented outcome data that is consistent among participating tribes, service units and urban programs, (3) analyze the type and amount of MNT provided with regard to patient outcomes, and (4) link this information with current clinical data from the IHS Diabetes Program which identifies Continuous Quality Improvement performance measures.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2001
AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health
FEDERAL CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Fowler, 301-443-3024
PIC ID: 6746
PERFORMER: Indian Health Service